The Venlo Incident

History of Sorts


I always considered myself to be a bit of WWII buff, but it was only until I started this website I realized how little I actually knew about World War 2.This case is a good example.

Venlo is a town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands, in the south east of the country.Bordering to Germany in the east and Belgium in the west and south. The same province I was born and grew up in(albeit in the southern part) and yet I had never heard of ‘the Venlo incident’ an event that happened tomorrow 77 years ago.


The Venlo Incident was a covert German Sicherheitsdienst (SD-Security Service) operation, in the course of which two British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) agents were abducted on the outskirts of the town of Venlo, the Netherlands, on 9 November 1939.The incident was later used by the German Nazi government to link Britain…

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